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Study: Pandemic halts, delays 28 million elective surgeries

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UW Medicine | Newsroom | May 19, 2020 The repercussions from COVID-19 are being felt across all segments of society, and now thousands of surgeons worldwide have assessed the impact to canceled surgeries. The CovidSurg Collaborative projects that 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide will be canceled or postponed in 2020, based on data from participating…

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Dr. Kris Calhoun Selected UW School of Medicine’s Patient Care Committee Academic Co-Chair

Dr. Kris Calhoun

Dr. Kris Calhoun, Associate Professor, Division of General Surgery, has been selected to serve as the Academic Co-Chair on the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine’s (SOM) Patient Care Committee.  As Academic Co-Chair and in partnership with Executive Co-Chair, Dr. Mark Whipple, Associate Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Biomedical Informatics and…

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Dr. John Waldhausen Accepts Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery Position at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Dr. John Waldhausen

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Dr. John Waldhausen accepted the position of Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH). This position was previously held by Dr. Robert Sawin until he stepped down last year and Dr. Waldhausen has done a tremendous job as Interim Division Chief since that time. Dr. Waldhausen previously held…

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The Good Luck Rituals of Medical Experts

Dr. Raymond Yeung and Yeung shoes

UW Medicine | The Huddle| January 20, 2020 Whether it’s delivering a baby, operating on a patient or something else in-between, UW Medicine providers accomplish some pretty amazing things on a daily basis. But how do they get themselves in the right headspace for procedures both big and small — and what do they do…

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Saving Grace

Dr. Michael Mulligan

UW Medicine | ACCELERATE—The Campaign for UW Medicine   After years of breathing problems, a patient sings her gratitude loud and clear.   On a recent Sunday at church, Marilyn Gibbs-Wightman stood up to sing. She knew she’d need some help — just a few months before, she’d had 15 blood clots removed from her…

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